Krystyna was born in Krakow, Poland.
She graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland with a Master of Fine Arts degree.
She moved to the United States in 1981. As a sculptor, she has exhibited her work in the United States, Poland, Mexico, Canada, France, Italy and Germany and has received numerous awards. Four large-scale sculptures are on permanent display in Poland, as is a creative design for a subway station in Kew Gardens, New York. Her artistic endeavors have in recent years expanded to include photography for which she has also received recognition.